In Celebration of Black History Month: “Hidden Figures” Screening Set For Thursday, February 27th

A screening of Hidden Figures, the acclaimed 2016 film about a team of female African-American mathematicians who were instrumental in the development of the U.S. space program, will be held Thursday, February 27th at 1:30 p.m. in the Walter J. Markiewicz Community Room.  A discussion on gender and diversity issues in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will follow led by Dr. Cleo Rolle, Associate Professor of Biotechnology.

Katherine Johnson, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientist and one of the women profiled in the movie, died this week at the age of 101.  Johnson was instrumental in calculating  the trajectories enabling Apollo 11 to land on the moon.

Diversity committee events and projects are supported by the Capital Community College Foundation’s 21st Century Fund. The 21st Century Fund is also supporting Professor Rolle’s project engaging minority students in STEM research this year.

The screening is sponsored by the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and one of a series of special events being held on the campus during Black History Month. Diversity committee events and projects are supported by the Capital Community College Foundation’s 21st Century Fund. The 21st Century Fund is also supporting Professor Rolle’s project engaging minority students in STEM research.

 

 

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